Drew Anderson

Drew Anderson is a web journalist at CBC Calgary. Like almost every journalist working today, he's won a few awards. He's also a third-generation Calgarian. You can follow him on Twitter @drewpanderson. Contact him in confidence at drew.anderson@cbc.ca. Signal contact upon request. CBC Secure Drop: www.cbc.ca/securedrop/

Latest from Drew Anderson

Calgary council approves $43M for business support and cap on tax hikes

Another year of business tax relief is on the way in Calgary afer city council unanimously supported a plan to spend $43 million to cap increases and support those impacted by the pandemic. 

Alberta budget puts off reckoning, and big personal impacts, to another day

No deep cuts, no new taxes and no significant new costs increases announced in Thursday's budget.

In letter to PM, Kenney calls for consequences or compensation over Keystone XL cancellation

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is repeating his calls for economic retaliation after the U.S. cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, or at least some compensation for TC Energy and the province for the loss of billions of dollars. 
Analysis

COVID denialism and the Alberta context

With small but persistent protests against pandemic restrictions, it's worth looking at why that opposition exists and why Alberta might be in a perfect place to nourish the kind of thinking that drives it.

Eager for vaccine, Alberta health workers frustrated by suggestion they're not booking appointments

Health-care workers in Alberta say they're frustrated after both the province's chief medical officer of health and the health minister implied they weren't signing up for vaccinations as the doses become available. 

Calgary announces board to help steer Green Line megaproject

The nine-member board that will oversee construction of the Green Line LRT has been announced by the City of Calgary. 
Analysis

With pandemic travel scandal, Kenney faces conservative kryptonite: elitism

How long do Albertans remember a scandal? It sort of depends. How long do Albertans remember missing out on their mom's funeral? 

No charges after government-initiated probe of Lethbridge supervised consumption site

No charges will be laid after an investigation into alleged financial impropriety at the Lethbridge supervised consumption site run by ARCHES. 

Nenshi says delaying Green Line LRT could cost 'tens of millions of dollars'

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says he's "very irritated" that procurement on the first stage of the Green Line LRT will be paused due to delays brought on by the provincial government. 

Green Line likely delayed as city hits pause due to provincial concerns

Calgary has put a pause on the Green Line due to ongoing engagement with the province over concerns it raised about the project. 

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